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IDAHOBIT 2019

13–17 May
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia

Focus on Justice and
Protection for All

Welcome to the IDAHOBIT celebrations at Monash University. Beginning with the Flag Raising Ceremony on 13 May, we have an exciting programme of events, including a free dinner and lecture, networking event and fun run (Move IN May).

This year the theme is Justice and Protection for All. It reminds us that injustice, fear and danger are present in the lives of many LGBTIQ communities here and around the world. Across the globe, 72 states still criminalise same-sex sexual relations, while only 63 states provide some form of anti-discrimination protection. We don't believe that's fair.

So come and celebrate with the Australian LGBTIQ community and students and staff from across the university. Let's send a message to the world – we want justice and protection for all.

For more information on IDAHOBIT, visit Minus18.

Message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is a day where we publicly state that we stand always with our LGBTIQ colleagues, friends and family, and commit to ending discrimination.

We want every person to be able to bring their full selves to work and study, and to feel safe and accepted at Monash. We have a strong tradition of supporting our LGBTIQ community, but it is also important to recognise that we have a way to go to achieve true inclusion and equality.

As Monash's new LGBTIQ Executive Sponsor, I ask you to join me in supporting the LGBTIQ community by taking the following steps:

  • Speak up to challenge discriminatory language and behaviour
  • Educate yourself on the experiences of LGBTIQ people
  • Celebrate LGBTIQ diversity
  • Donate (if you have the means) to organisations that support LGBTIQ people.

To celebrate IDAHOBIT, I invite you all to attend the Flag Raising Ceremony and our other events across campus. If you're a staff member and you haven't already, you should also consider joining the Ally Network here at Monash.

Together we can create a culture of acceptance, safety and inclusion that reaches beyond Monash and truly impacts society as a whole.

Professor Susan Elliott
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)

Professor Susan Elliott

Events

  • Flag Raising Ceremony

    Day: Monday 13 May

    Time: 10–11am (followed by morning tea)

    Place: MPavilion, 26 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus

    Monash's official Flag Raising Ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of our LGBTIQ communities and pay our respects to our LGBTIQ elders. The event will mark the beginning of the IDAHOBIT week, with a short speech from Ken Sloan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise) and, others (to be announced).

  • MPA Queer: Inqueery about Sport Inclusion

    Day: Tuesday 14 May

    Time: 5–7pm

    Place: MPA Lounge, Level 2, Building C, Caulfield campus

    MPA Queer is delighted to present a dinner with two amazing queer researchers from Monash – Erik Denison and Nadia Bevan. As part of their doctoral research, they’ve been investigating the underlying causes of prejudicial behaviour in sport and have been developing programmes to make sporting culture more inclusive.

    This event is for all queer students and allies who are part of the Monash postgraduate cohort. Dinner is free, but you'll need to book!

  • Queer 101

    Day: Wednesday 15 May

    Time: 1–3pm

    Place: CCD Seminar Room (1167), Level 1, Campus Centre Western Extension, 21 Chancellors Walk, Clayton campus

    Come and learn more about sex, gender and sexuality and be empowered to make positive change for LGBTIQ people in your communities.

    You'll learn about:

    • the LGBTIQ acronym
    • differences between sex, gender and sexuality
    • how gender identity and expression function in society
    • issues faced by the LGBTIQ community, including gender binaries and heteronormative culture.

  • Monash Connect: Art + Morning tea

    Day: Thursday 16 May

    Time: 10–11am

    Place: Monash Connect Exhibition Room, Ground floor, Building B, Caulfield campus

    Paint what “Justice and Protection” means to you and enjoy some delicious morning tea! Come along to Monash Connect at Caulfield campus to show your support for IDAHOBIT, the LGBTIQ community, their friends and family and the entire diverse community at Monash. This event is for all members of the University community who are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.

  • MQD IDAHOBIT Pancakes!

    Day: Thursday 16 May

    Time: 12–2pm

    Place: In front of Matheson Library, Clayton campus

    MSA Queer Department is hosting the annual pancake celebration for IDAHOBIT. Be prepared for colourful vegan pancakes and plenty of toppings to add to your afternoon! Come grab a warm pancake to brighten up your day.

  • MONSU Caulfield: Wear Your Rainbow

    Day: Thursday 16 May

    Time: 12–3pm

    Place: Campus Green, Caulfield campus

    Come down to the Campus Green wearing all colours in the spectrum as our theme for this year is "Wear Your Rainbow." We're having food for thought, face painting, a photo booth and bake sale!

  • MADA and MUMA: Morning tea

    Day: Friday 17 May

    Time: 10.30–11:30am

    Place: Outside MUMA, Ian Potter Courtyard, Caulfield campus

    Join MADA and MUMA for morning tea and show your support for IDAHOBIT, the LGBTIQ community, their friends and family and the entire diverse community at Monash. This event is for all members of the University community who are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.

  • MONSU Peninsula IDAHOBIT

    Day: Friday 17 May

    Time: 11am – 2pm

    Place: Queer Lounge and hockey pitch lawn, Peninsula campus

    Come along to the Queer Lounge at the Peninsula campus to show your support against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex friends and family.

  • Parkville IDAHOBIT

    Day: Friday 17 May

    Time: 12–2pm

    Place: Cafeteria, ground floor building 402, Parkville campus

    Get along to the Cafeteria to show your support for the LGBTIQ community and grab a free macaroon. You can also make a donation and pick up a rainbow ribbon to make your support a little more visible. Funds raised will be donated to MINUS18.

  • Trans and Gender Diverse Wellbeing workshop

    Day: Friday 17 May

    Time: 2–4pm

    Place: CCD Seminar Room (1167), Level 1, Campus Centre Western Extension, 21 Chancellors Walk, Clayton campus

    The Fearless Movement Collective is a community organisation that helps queer folk engage in mental and physical wellness. The IDAHOBIT workshop will showcase how queer specific physical and mental wellbeing can be amazing for feeling your best in every way!

  • GLEAM + QueersInScience Networking and Bar Night

    Day: Friday 17 May

    Time: 5.30pm

    Place: Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, Parkville

    Join us for a tour of both the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Melbourne Brain Centre (The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health) in Parkville, followed by a social networking opportunity at the Prince Alfred Rooftop and Bar.

  • Move IN May

    Day: Sunday 26 May

    Time: 10am onwards

    Place: Tom's Block, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne

    This event kicks off at 10am, with a fun run (or walk/move) starting at 11am. But if you'd rather just relax and enjoy yourself, there's plenty of entertainment on hand, with magicians, singers, dancers, food and drink trucks, and much more!

    Stand Up Events and Move IN May are offering Monash students, staff and alumni a discounted ticket price of only $27 (instead of $40). To get the discount, use code CGUMIM when you buy your tickets.

Caulfield campus Green Screen timetable

Caulfield campus Green Screen timetable

Contact us

Inclusive Communities

Email: inclusive.communities@monash.edu

Call: 9905 9499